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Rebecca Struch

scholar · educator · community-engaged artist

Rebecca is a theatre maker and performance studies scholar with a focus on the politics of race and space in performances both on and off the stage. Her work is driven by a passion for community engagement and a commitment to social justice.


Ph.D., Performance Studies (expected 2025)
University of California, Berkeley

M.A., Applied Theatre Arts
University of Southern California
B.A., Theatre Arts
B.A., Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Rebecca's current project reorients site-specificity around racial geographies, an emerging field that makes antiracist and decolonial politics and practices central to questions of space and place.

Rebecca takes every opportunity to apply her research on race and performance to the creation of vibrant, accessible, and inclusive learning spaces. She has experience teaching history, theory, and practice-based courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Rebecca also devises, directs, and produces performance in both professional and university settings. Internationally, she has trained in Brazil at the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed and has worked with artists, therapists, youth, and health educators in Rwanda and Kenya. In 2023, she was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Participant in Preserving and Transmitting American Ensemble-Based Devised Theatre at Pig Iron Theatre in Philadelphia.

Rebecca served three terms as an elected board member of Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed and currently serves on the Editorial Review Board of the organization's open-source, peer-reviewed journal.

In addition to her academic work, Rebecca has extensive program development and management experience in higher education administration and regional theatre, including at Stanford University's Arts Institute and San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. 
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